A few weeks ago I started letting Tillie have a blanket with her during naps. She loves her blankets, and I could easily check on her. Plus, she's crawling and climbing all over. I felt confident that she would be fine with one in her crib.
Overnight was another story. That still scared me a little, so she got a little 7"x7" blankie overnight. She seemed fine with that and all was good.
About a week or two ago, when I got Tillie up in the morning she had her big blanket in bed with her. Of course, I accused Tim of leaving it in there with her. He said he was pretty sure he didn't let her have it. But I told him, "You put her to bed. How else would it have got in there?"
Enter one sneaky little baby.
The next morning when I went to get her, I saw her doing that. We would put the blanket on a basket of clean blankets and sleepsack and other random baby items. I never thought she would sneak her little arm in there and pull it through.
She got even smarter though. Now when I check on her before I go to bed, she's pulled the blanket through to her already - no more waiting for morning. She's happily sleeping and cuddling with it.
In the morning when I go to get her I'm greeted with this little view --
She's ready to go for the day -- with her blanket.
p.s. I did apologize to Tim for accusing him. He was glad it was Tillie stealing the blanket because he was sure he didn't leave it with her!